Browning joins Institute of Real Estate Management
MaryAnn Browning is the new meetings and conferences manager at the Chicago-based Institute of Real Estate Management. Her responsibilities include planning the company’s annual and regional conferences and managing the company’s green meetings initiative. Previously, Brower served as meetings manager for the Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.
Mark Ackerman and Dylan Taylor have been named technical directors at St. Paul, Minn.-based Showcore Inc., an audiovisual production company for meetings and events.
Rachel Benedick has been promoted to associate vice president of convention sales for the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Karen Boatright has been hired as sales manager for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Meeting and event company Experient has appointed Nancy DeBrosse as vice president of its Washington, D.C., office.
Stacey Edinger has been named director of sales and marketing for the 1,010-room Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.
At the 380-room Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Kurt Englund has been appointed hotel manager.
Michael Jokovich has been named general manager of the 806-room Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Hawaii.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has promoted Timothy Rector to vice president of sales and marketing for the chain’s Caribbean region.
The 626-room Regal Sun Resort, inside the Walt Disney Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., has hired Efrain Vargas and Kristine Messuri-Cloonan as national sales managers.
Nathaniel Waldron has been named director of conference services for the 248-room The Heldrich in New Brunswick, N.J.
Jessica Woodard has been promoted to director of national sales for corporate accounts at Phoenix-based ADI Meetings & Incentives Inc. Also at the company, Sherry Johnson has been hired as director of national accounts.
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